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Cyprus: Un Discussions

Volume 413: debated on Wednesday 22 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What progress was made at the renewed discussions under United Nations auspices on 8th October between representatives of the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus on the territorial aspects of their respective zones, and what is the British attitude to those discussions.

The intercommunal talks in Cyprus under United Nations auspices are held in private. After the meeting on 8th October, which was the fourth in the current series of talks, the representative in Cyprus of the Secretary-General of the United Nations confirmed that the atmosphere had again been good. The Government strongly support the intercommunal talks, and the United Nations role in them, as the best way to achieve a just and lasting settlement.